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7-Miler & Girly Kind of Day

Because I know you're all just so curious (lotsa sarcasm), after work yesterday I was beyond productive for a single hour. I made my Layered Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa Dip and Kalamata Hummus for a Girls' Grilling Night today. I also made pizza and washed the maniacs (aka Maddie and Heath).

This morning I got up and out the door for my run. I really had hoped to get out closer to 7:30, but it's Saturday right? So, I hit the river trail at 8:15 for a super hot (it was already 82 degrees), super sweaty 7+ mile run. I am really happy with the mileage as it's the longest I've run in about 3 months.

Overall, it was really a good run despite the heat and humidity. I was actually really thankful for the gusting wind that helped cool me down a bit. I was even more excited when I saw sprinklers going at one section of the route. Oh yes, totally veered off course to run through them.

I did remember to take in a Gu at 40 minutes into the run and that really helped a great deal. Though, I was running low on water, and totally out at the end. I did, however have a 10 oz of Gatorade and another 20 oz bottle of water stashed in a cooler (smart thinking on the cooler huh???).

I got home and stretched and rolled for a long while on my Triggerpoint Kit. I actually went with a protein (with banana) shake for a change. I really wanted something cold.

The plan for the day was that my sis would come up for some pool time, shopping time (really looking forward to this part as I haven't been shopping in ages), then Girls' Grilling Time at a friends house this evening. Shaping up to be a really girly kind of day actually (poor Jason). So, I will be mostly disconnected from computer land today. I think I'll be making some more of the Peanut Butter Cranberry Cookie Balls for the party too, and may make some with chocolate chips as most people like chocolate chip cookies.

Sorry for the brief post today, I promise to share pictures from the party tomorrow to make up for today's lame post. I hope everyone has a great weekend, maybe disconnect a bit too? Happy Saturday!

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